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Car Rental Agreement Cant Limit Insurance

Even though an auto lease agreement prohibited anyone except the woman who rented the car and her husband from driving it, when the woman allowed her nephew to drive the car, he did so with the implied permission of the ...

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Supreme Court Transfers

Court To Review Liability Of Lawyers Who Left Firm The Missouri Supreme Court will decide whether two lawyers can be sued for the legal malpractice of their former law firm, in a case where a client hired the firm before ...

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Faulty Closing Argument Is Basis For Loss Of $2.8 Million

Where the attorney for an injured welder waited until the final phase of his closing argument to ask the jury for a specific dollar amount of damages, the error was prejudicial, and a $2.8 million judgment was reversed. The Missouri ...

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Case Reversed For Juror's Failure To Disclose Lawsuits

Where a juror failed to disclose during voir dire that he had been sued eight times in the last six years, it was an intentional nondisclosure on a material issue, which required reversal of the trial court’s judgment, regardless of ...

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Little Known Docket Entry Starts Time For Appeal

Federal Practice Little Known Docket Entry Starts Time For Appeal If you practice in federal court and you’ve never heard of the official “civil docket” required by the rules, you’d better learn fast. If an order is entered in this ...

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Treating Doctor's Report Held To Be Discoverable

An injured driver who obtained a copy of the other driver’s independent medical examination report had a duty to provide the other driver with a copy of a medical report prepared by his own treating physician, even though the doctor ...

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Duties Of Creditors Eased When Reviving Judgments

Where a motion to revive judgment was filed within 10 years after entry of the original judgment, the judgment creditor was entitled to revival of the judgment, even though the court’s order to show cause was not filed and served ...

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Too Soon To Say If Killer's Home Policy Covers Victims

Even though a policyholder was convicted on four counts of capital murder and his homeowner’s insurance policy excluded coverage for intentional acts, the insurance company was not entitled to a summary judgment declaring there was no coverage for injuries to ...

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Supreme Court To Decide Effect Of 'BAC 'Conviction

Even though a driver with two prior driving while intoxicated convictions was convicted of driving with excessive blood alcohol content, the BAC offense was not a conviction “relating to driving while intoxicated,” and the trial court erred when it affirmed ...

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Joint Tenant's Creditors Cannot Garnish Account Funded By Other Tenant

Where two brothers owned a certificate of deposit as joint tenants, the judgment creditors of one brother had no right to garnish the account, if all of the funds used to purchase the CD were contributed by his younger brother, ...

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Computer News, Comment, And Rumor

We interrupt the regularly scheduled program to bring you news, comment, and rumor. News: Microsoft Corporation is in the process of re-writing its Windows operating system, and the job should be complete around the end of the year. People who ...

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